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Busy November

Tomorrow marks the last wedding assignment of the month before I enlist for my reservist in the Singapore Armed Forces as a Military Policeman for 1 week from next Tuesday. On what I do when I go back for my reservist, well, it is classified.

Anyway, I look forward to the interesting Indian Wedding tomorrow as the groom made his own arrangement on the song that he would like for us to use for the wedding highlights video. The song is a mash up of 5-6 different songs that spans for a total of up to 6 mins long. After giving our feedback on the song, the song was fine tuned and we hope that we can work magic out of the video that we will be producing after the wedding.

Here’s a video of a wedding that I shot in early October 2013

The interesting thing about shooting this wedding of Michael & Ashley under the brand name, True Love Stories was, having to shoot a church wedding alone after being trained for 1 year under the guidance of the good people at Alvinadeline. If you have shot weddings especially in churches, you would know that it isn’t easy especially going for different angles and capturing vows at the same time. Planning the only march in also took alot of time before the wedding day as I was accustomed to shooting a church wedding in a team of 2 videographers. It was fun and I am glad I managed to deliver what I deemed as a good video after all the months of training. The film was shot with a total of 3 cameras by 1 videographer, myself.

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A Love Story Unfolds – Derek & Joanna

Filmed this short film about a month back and it was played at the lunch banquet of the couple to tell their love story.

Although Filming takes just one day, discussion, pre conceptualisation, story boarding and  post production took about 8 days at my end. This story is what they would want to show, about how they met  at Temasek Polytechnic and got together despite knowing each other presence in school during their polytechnic days, they did not develop a liking for each other until when they met again through a friend when Joanna is in University and Derek had completed his army.

As time was a limiting factor, dialogues were not included in this clip as reciting them would translate into more takes and from the clip, you would be able to know the story without them too.

As true as this story is, the scenes that I included on my own are the traffic light scenes. The first scene was them going their own ways and the last was to signify them getting together.

I hope you enjoy watching the film as I enjoy making it work.

Revisiting Jianhong & Jennifer’s Wedding Day

Filmed a wedding in July 2013 while my starting promo package was less than S$1,000 for a full day wedding videography . The photographers who shot the wedding of Jianhong and Jennifer were a team of 2, formally from 1950 Photography, and now they are known as TOP Photography. I’m glad the couple, of which, the groom used to be my ex-colleague before I left to do videography full time managed to find them to do the photos as they were experienced in this field. In addition, I was thankful to have them trusting me with their wedding day videography despite the limited portfolio work I have then. Appreciate the kind words I received from them too.

thank you message

Looking through the almost 300 photos uploaded at the photographers’ facebook page, here are the 10 photos that I find a keeper and my personal favourite.

prayers to ancestors

bride’s entourage

groom’s entourage

bringing her home

grandma

sealed with a kiss

cake cutting

cheers!

goodbyes

rings

All images above credit to TOP Photography.

And of course, the videos shot by yours truly:

the morning highlights.

and the dinner banquet highlights.

If you are interested in engaging me for your actual day wedding, please do check out True Love Stories at http://www.truelovestories.com.sg

Here’s leaving one last photo taken by the team of TOP Photography of me at work. 🙂

me at work

Why a wedding filmmaker?

Hi world. My name is Benny which you would have probably know if you are reading this. I’m currently a wedding filmmaker at True Love Stories, a sister company of Alvinadeline Weddings.

As I was heading home from work today, it dawn onto me why would anyone else be a wedding filmmaker? or in Singapore, we can call ourselves as videographer.

Technically, both a filmmaker and videographer’s job are almost the same. We create videos for our clients be it corporate or couples getting hitched and would like to have their wedding day documented on film.

So the question comes to my mind. Why a wedding filmmaker?

For myself, I am able to answer with ease. I would want to document a wedding couple’s happiest moment in their life. The day when they pledge their love to one another. The day where everyone is happy. Besides that, I want to like for my wedding clients and people who view those videos know that true love or love itself between people exist.; be it parents and children or husband and wife.

I was a finance manager in a research centre in a local university in Singapore before jumping the bandwagon to do wedding videography with the team at Alvinadeline Weddings. If it wasn’t for Alvinadeline, I would probably not have chose to leave my job then. You may wish to take a look at their works and you will know why.

For the past few years, I have watched countless of wedding videos, many touched my heart and many made me wonder why did the videographer chose to do this full time.

If you do engage any wedding filmmaker or videographer for your wedding, do ask him/her why they chose to leave their previous occupation to pursue wedding filmmaking.